Math Team Places 5th in Region
Ten math students, 7th and 8th graders, from North Cross traveled to Virginia Tech last Saturday to compete in the regional MathCounts competition. The team, coached by middle school math teacher Mr. Jared Hanson, took 5th place.
About 20 students took part in practices when the team started training after the Thanksgiving holiday. Students met with Mr. Hanson once each week during lunch and twice a week after school or during 7th period. Ten studentsâ€”the maximum allowed for each teamâ€”were selected by Mr. Hanson for the regional competition against schools from the Roanoke Valley, Mountain Empire, and the New River Valley. The team from Hidden Valley Middle School won the competition.
In photo, from left to right, are Aidan Erwin â€™19, Grey Pearson â€™20, Nathalie Lemon â€™20, Andy Benson â€™19, Kaile Thompson â€™20, Olivia Bloch â€™19, Akaela Feng â€™19, Triff H'Doubler â€™19, and Nalin Jha â€™19. Not pictured: Ruxi Dancea â€™19 and Coach Hanson.
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